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Pension reform: Elisabeth Borne asks "empathy" and "listening" to her troops


On the eve of a new day of mobilization against the government's project, the Prime Minister spoke Monday evening before the executive office of the presidential Renaissance party.

Close ranks.

As the country prepares for a new day of mobilization against pension reform on Tuesday, Elisabeth Borne knows that she must remobilize her camp.

And give arguments to his troops to try to appease an opinion very little receptive to the rhetoric of the executive on this file so eruptive.

Reasons why the Prime Minister spoke on Monday evening before the executive office of the presidential Renaissance party.

“We have to show empathy and listen.

Working longer is not easy”,

first launched the head of government, bearing in mind that the French massively reject the flagship measure of the bill.

That of raising the legal retirement age to 64 by 2030.

Faced with the slight erosion experienced by the executive couple in the polls, Élisabeth Borne affirms it: “

Carrying out a pension reform is never easy


Postulate which pushes the Prime Minister to ask the leaders of Renaissance to

“pack behind the President of the Republic to defend this text”


Since The Hague Monday evening, Emmanuel Macron has also defended a reform

"essential when we compare ourselves in Europe"

, necessary to

"save our system"

by distribution.

Read alsoRetreats: Emmanuel Macron facing the demons of the “old world”

The bill being the subject of a lively debate between the majority and the opposition for a few weeks, Élisabeth Borne urged the macronists not to

“let untruths spread”.

By directly targeting the deputies of Nupes or even those of the RN, who have made this reform one of the spearheads of their opposition to the executive.

“No, we will not leave tomorrow at 64, the shift is gradual.

No, this reform does not penalize women”

, then hammered the Prime Minister.

Way to correct the situation after the controversial remarks of the Minister Delegate in charge of Relations with Parliament Franck Riester, who explained last week that women were going to be

“a little penalized”

by the postponement of the legal age.

“We protect women who have chopped careers.

Until now, women left later than men.

In the future, they will leave earlier

,” added Elisabeth Borne.

“It is important that the debate begins”

The reform may well have triggered very lively discussions in the Social Affairs Committee since Monday, the Prime Minister considers that

“it is important that the debate begin”.

It's important to show that opposition leads us to a dead end.

There is no amendment on the right to laziness but we do not defend the same vision

, ”thundered the host of Matignon.

In particular, these discussions must emerge from


” aimed at “

preventing professional attrition and long careers”


The opportunity also to relegate RN and Nupes to the rank of


of the special regimes, the abolition of which was recorded in committee.

With 1 to 1.2 million people expected in the street on Tuesday, according to forecasts by analysts from Place Beauvau in

Le Figaro,

Elisabeth Borne points out that certain more social aspects of the reform have not been highlighted enough.

Like “

the question of well-being at work

” which would

not have “been sufficiently brought

” to the attention of the French.

For the head of government, it is

“important that the deputies make proposals”

on this subject

“in the context of this text but also in the text on full employment that Olivier Dussopt will bring in the spring.”

And the boss of the party Stéphane Séjourné to follow in the footsteps of Élisabeth Borne during this meeting, and to hammer home that the reform "

corrects injustices


While asserting, optimistically: “

If there are still holes in the racket, we will fill them.


Source: lefigaro

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